The document released on Monday contains the first counter-espionage working regulations at a national level and across different sectors in China. It covers government departments, social groups and companies and requires more regular effort to maintain national security education across the country. It comes as tensions between Beijing and Washington around ideology continue to bite months into
Joe Biden’s presidency in the United States. Earlier this month, a major annual intelligence report by the Biden administration labelled China’s action as one of the largest threats to the US.